Beauty has her Beast: Emma Watson's co-star announced

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Beauty has her Beast: Emma Watson's co-star announced
Emma Watson wearing Christian Dior Couture at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Emma chose Theory for the 2014 InStyle Golden Globe Awards after-party.
Emma in all black at a special screening of The Perks of Being The Wallflower.
Emma wore Giambattista Valli for the Elle Style Awards 2014.
Emma in Vera Wang at the Academy Awards.
During the Germany Noah premiere, Emma wore this black Wes Gordon gown.
Emma in J. Mendel for the Madrid premiere of Noah.
Emma wore Saint Laurent for a visit to 'Late Show With David Letterman'.
Emma Watson chose this black Oscar de la Renta gown for the Noah New York premiere.
Emma wore Ralph Lauren Collection to the UK premiere of Noah.
Emma wore Narciso Rodriguez to the premiere of Boulevard during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Emma attends a dinner hosted by the Duke of Cambridge wearing Ralph Lauren.
Emma Watson wore Christian Dior Couture to the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week (of course!).
Emma wore a Giambattista Valli blouse and J.Brand jeans to the design house's Haute Couture show. 
Emma attended the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris, wearing a Valentino skirt and bralette, with a BLK DNM leather jacket.
Emma attends the Vogue Foundation Gala as part of Paris Fashion Week wearing Givenchy.
Emma wore this Christian Dior coat for the launch of the HeForShe Campaign.
For the UN Women's HeForShe After Party, Emma wore a dress by Boss.
Emma wore Balenciaga for the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards.
Emma wore Misha Nonoo for the British Fashion Awards.

Update 3/16/2015: Beauty and the Beast officially has a release date! The 3D Disney film will hit theaters on March 17, 2017.

Um, we've decided: Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake is going to be absolutely incredible. Emma Watson, everyone's favorite Hogwarts-Witch-turned-Disney-Princess, has found her co-star and Beast, Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens!

Stevens and Emma both tweeted excitedly about the news, with Stevens showing that he's already getting in character by posting a photo reading "BEAST MODE".

Emma showed her approval of her chosen co-star by posting this: Seems pretty fitting that Dan will go from being Lord Grantham's heir to the castle that is Downton Abbey to being a Prince with his very own (albeit sometimes dark and dreary) castle in Disney's upcoming film, don't you think?

News also broke today that the film's villain Gaston will be played by Luke Evans, star of The Hobbit films and Dracula Untold. Evans reportedly snatched up the role this week when Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne passed on playing Gaston himself. (But could anyone really, truly see Eddie as a villain? We think we love him too much!)
What do you think of Dan Stevens and Luke Evans in their new roles? There's rumor that Emma Thompson is considering the role of Mrs. Potts, and that Timothy Spall may play Maurice. Either way, it's shaping up to be a star-studded cast!

Dan Stevens To Star Opposite Emma Watson In Beauty And The Beast Remake
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